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Lime Creek Fall Festival Set

Trail tram rides are a popular activity at the Lime Creek Nature Center’s annual Fall Festival.

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting a Fall Festival on Sunday, September 9 at the nature center located just north of Mason City off Highway 65.  A variety of activities will be held throughout the day for the public to enjoy.

Activities include a beehive demonstration, canoeing, air rifles, archery, trail tram rides, reptile and amphibian presentation, old Brewery tours, bird house building, nature challenge, crafts, and monarch butterfly tagging.

A lunch of grilled burgers & brats will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with a prize drawing held at the end of the event at 2:30 p.m.

LCNC naturalist Todd Von Ehwegen said the event should appeal to people of all ages.  “Our goal was to provide a wide variety of recreational activities, so there is something for everyone who attends,” he said.  “People can choose specific activities that appeal to them, or stay for the whole day and enjoy them all.”

There is no cost to attend the celebration but registration is required.  Please call 641-423-5309 by Thursday, September 6 to register or for more information.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 8:30, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Air Rifles/Archery
  • 9:00 am-11:30 am & 12:00 am-2:00 pm (ongoing)-Nature Challenge!
  • 9:30 am-11:30 am & 12:30 am-2:00 pm-(ongoing) Build a Wren House/Robin Shelf
  • 9:30 am – 2:00 pm – (ongoing) Craft Activity
  • 9:30, 10:30, 12:00, 1:00 pm – Trail Tram Rides
  • 11:00 am – Critter Presentation
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30, 1:00 & 1:30 pm – Brewery Tours
  • 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00 pm – Canoeing Quarry Lake
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – (ongoing) Monarch Butterfly Tagging
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – (ongoing) Bees
  • 2:00 pm – Critter Presentation
  • 2:30 pm – Prize Drawing


A complete schedule of activities for the festival is available on the LCNC’s website at: (click on outdoors), or call 641-423-5309 for more information.

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